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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Baden note his profession was believed to be?
2. What drug does Baden note is invisible on the autopsy table?
3. How long did it take Baden's wrongful dismissal suit to go to trial?
4. What does Baden note about the symmetry of the human body?
5. How do the police catch Thomas Trantino?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how the body of the mafioso was identified.
2. Explain how the body of Theresa Ferrara was identified and why there were different strands of hair on her torso.
3. What does Baden note in Chapter One is the price of fame when a celebrity dies, and why?
4. Summarize Baden's beliefs about what the DA expects an ME to do during autopsy, when issuing a cause of death or other findings.
5. Explain how Baden discovered the age, time of death, and identity of Katherine Howard.
6. In the end of Chapter One, the report given to the FBI suggests two shooters. Explain the event that prompted the committee to suggest this.
7. Describe why Baden believes the dead woman at the fund raiser and the dead baby in the impoverished apartment represent the inequalities of life.
8. Describe the People vs. Levine case. What was the case, and why did Baden fail to do as he was asked by the DA?
9. What is psychosis with exhaustion, according to Baden?
10. Describe why Baden notes the conspiracy theorists' use of the head movement of Kennedy after his shooting leads to unreliable conclusions.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The novel discusses additional methods to deteremine time of death, those of the potassium eye test and the use of the digestive system.
Part 1) List each method, and discuss, in detail, how that method helps determine the time of death.
Part 2) Compare and contrast the methods. How are they the same? How are they different?
Part 3) Compare these methods with rigor mortis, livor mortis, and algor mortis. Why are these methods sometimes needed? What benefit do these methods have that the others do not? Be sure to explain your answer using examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the forensics used in the case of the prison riot at Attica to prove the guards accidentally shot the hostages. What techniques did Baden use to look at the bodies? What did he find? Why did people dislike his findings? How could he prove the findings? What mistakes did others, such as the funeral director, make that hindered the investigation? Did this serve to increase the tension? Why? Do you think the end result at Attica was beneficial? Why? What group did the riots help create? What does that group do? How did that help the prisoners in the long run?
Essay Topic 3
In the Mary Beth Tinning case, nine children died before someone thought to question the parents of the children. MEs, hospital staff, neighbors, friends, social services, and others all had the same information, but refused to question the situation.
Part 1.) Explain the circumstances that allowed this tragedy to unfold.
Part 2.) Discuss the SIDS diagnosis, in terms of why it is seldom questioned.
Part 3.) Write a brief opinion statement, noting whether you believe the system is partially responsible for these deaths, and why.
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